Can be fun to watch. Has anyone been seriously hurt or permanently maimed during competition?
One guy died in an unsanctioned fight in Ukraine quite a few years ago. His name was something like Dredge, I forget. He was passing out during training sessions and neither Japan or the US would clear him to fight in any sanctioned events. So he fought in an underground event in Ukraine, got his head punched in, and died on the canvas. Seen the video of it too. Kind of freaky, he gets back up after being knocked down then collapses dead. With that said, far more deaths and injuries happen in football. Ad brutal as MMA is, there is very few serious injuries during competition, fighters are much more likely to get seriously hurt during training then actual fights. Fighters get cuts and bruises allot, broken hands, stuff like that, but serious carrier ending style injuries are pretty rare comparatively to other contact or combat sports